They have seen firsthand what happens when people in poverty take charge of their lives, get support from their community, and create resources for themselves and their families. But this is no time to rest on laurels. Building on the success of Getting Ahead programs requires continuous innovation, fresh thinking, striving for excellence, and a commitment to best practices.
This updated and revised edition of Facilitator Notes for Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World reflects the evolution of great ideas supported by a learning experience that truly works for people who are struggling to get by in these tough times. Whether you represent a community, school, healthcare facility, legal system, employer program, or other entity, Getting Ahead represents the cutting edge of knowledge, techniques, and support—and the very best chance to help struggling families achieve a better quality of life.
Let’s face it: Poverty is getting worse. More and more people are slipping into situational poverty due to loss of employment, low wages, health issues, or other circumstances. Communities, agencies, and entities around the country—and world—are taking action to help people escape “the tyranny of the moment” and take control of their lives. This guide helps you help them do just that.
In a facilitated group setting, Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World takes you step by step through a discovery of yourself like no other. It’s not just about how you got where you are now. It’s also about what comes next to build the life you want. Plus, this workbook helps you develop relationships with people who will support you all along the way.
You will investigate:
- The realities of conditions in your community and how they impact you
- Some of the “hidden rules” for getting ahead
- Skills that give you confidence to do what it takes to get ahead
- How to build resources and make connections at home and at work
- Ways to deal with change and create stability in your life